THOMAS K KING
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HONORED ON PANEL 6E, LINE 48 OF THE WALL

THOMAS KEITH KING

WALL NAME

THOMAS K KING

PANEL / LINE

6E/48

DATE OF BIRTH

08/14/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/25/1966

HOME OF RECORD

COMMERCE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hunt County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS KEITH KING
POSTED ON 5.25.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Thomas is buried at Memoryland Memorial Park, Greenville, Hunt County,TX. PH
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POSTED ON 5.24.2005
POSTED BY: John Brantley

I wanted to bring you home

Tommy...I wanted to bring you home but the Commander wouldn't allow it.You were a Marine and I was Army.I was notified the day you met with god.I thought of you as a friend in High School and when I got word you were in country,I felt proud for you.You gave for your country and the name of freedom.We will always have you in our hearts.40 years now since we last saw each other.You are not forgotten buddy...John Brantley
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POSTED ON 5.23.2005
POSTED BY: Bill Garmon

Friend

Tommy quit school the year before he joined the Marines and went straight to Viet Nam. He was killed in just a few months of joining.
Tommy worked hard at getting people to like him. He was a good kid.
If I remember he was one of the first killed in the war. His family lived out west of Commerce, on the black top road that comes out at the Ford dealership.
Harold Pope and I were talking about Tommy a few weeks ago. It seems Tommy would take a short cut across the Pope family yard in his '52 Mercury. Still, he was a friend of mine, and I'm proud to say so.
Bill Garmon
Greenville, Texas
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POSTED ON 5.23.2005
POSTED BY: Sam H. Whitely, Colonel (Retired), United States Army

For Tommy King, United States Marine

I knew Tommy King from the time we were in grade school together. He was a good young man who always seemed to have a smile on his face.

When I went on to junior high school each student was supposed to leave something behind to someone in the class behind us. I chose Tommy to leave something to, which was my ability to be in the right place at the wrong time and the wrong place at the right time. Tommy was a very special person.

We lost touch when I graduated from high school and enlisted in the Army. I didn't even know Tommy had joined the Marines until several years later when I was home on leave and noticed a funeral procession. Later I learned it was Tommy's. I felt terrible about not attending his funeral.

I want to say to you now Tommy, Forgive me for not attending your services, and thank you for the service and sacrifice you made for our country. May you rest in peaceful sleep for all eternity in the loving arms of God.
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POSTED ON 3.25.2004
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you PFC Thomas Keith King

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Thomas Keith King, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you PFC Thomas Keith King, for a job well done!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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